Thursday, March 31, 2011

ETSY!!!!



Miss shopping on Etsy? Or maybe you do not know Etsy, but you are a lover of crafts and handmade, unique items?  Feel like you are missing the ability to shop in fun little boutiques for gift items and home decorating?

Well, let the trumpets sound...



You CAN shop on Etsy!


What Is Etsy? (from their website...)

Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.
Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice:
Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.

Where is Etsy?

The Etsy community spans the globe with buyers and sellers coming from more than 150 countries. Etsy sellers number in the hundreds of thousands.
If each of these sellers stood outside at night with a really bright flashlight pointed towards the sky, it might look something like the image below.

Many, if not most Etsy vendors will ship internationally, at rates that are frequently lower than regular retailers.  I also found that by running a search for vendors in Germany that Etsy had to limit my search results to 100!  And there are shops all over Europe... You can run your own search by using the link below...

http://www.etsy.com/shop_local.php?ref=fp_nav_local

here are just a couple shops I found (and love...)













I could easily go on and on...

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